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Knowledge

(Ta Lę #1)

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When two strangers are thrown into a world of African sorcery, unseen evil, and mystical phenomena, they are forced to confront a fantastical realm that they never imagined existed..


Very few manage to land a job working in the special services for the West African government of Côte d’Esperance. Even fewer are given the responsibility that has been entrusted to Kobenan at
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Published April 30th 2021 by Yessoh G.D. (first published March 16th 2021)
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mesal
*3.5 stars

The blurb here on Goodreads doesn't fully picture the massiveness and extent of this book's plot and world. Although Kobenan is most definitely a central character – especially in the first third of the novel, where he is given plenty of screen time and focus as a person, not as an element of the story – his plotline eventually dissolves as Joel, a character not even mentioned in the blurb, takes the spotlight. What I'm trying to highlight here is the fact that this is a very vast nove
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Stephanie Jane
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I surprised myself with just how much I enjoyed reading this fast-paced fantasy adventure! It's not a genre I would usually choose and I only picked TA LĘ Book 1: Knowledge from NetGalley because of its being a WorldReads book. However, on the strength of this first TA LĘ novel, I am keen to read its sequel(s). I appreciated how Yessoh initially gives readers enough information to traverse his world of djinn and dark sorcerers, but didn't bog
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Inkish Kingdoms
Apr 23, 2021 rated it really liked it
Reading Yessoh G.D.’s novel was a delightful surprise. His writing style is enjoyable, and his African heritage played a dazzling role when developing this novel. The development of events follows the logic of a rollercoaster where the author slowly builds expectancy on what is next to then drop the reader into a pit full of monsters, sorcerers, myths, and djinns.

The author crafted this novel with the intent to push you forward into reading more and more without stopping. Sometimes, the story s
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Pallavi Sareen
Apr 04, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
I don’t know much about Africa, African culture, mythology or basically anything. So this book was quite interesting for me (and made me google a lot to get an even better understanding).
Without the sorcery and the magic involved, I thought in the beginning that this book could be a basic detective novel. A white minister is dead and the reason is unknown. As blame is thrown around, President gives the job to the youngest but most capable man Kobenan who has till now only ana
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Penny
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was intrigued by the blurb and the cover of this book, so I thought I’d give it a try. At first, I admit I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. There was a lot of description which painted a very vivid picture in my mind, but sometimes I felt that was to the detriment of the rest of the characters and dialogue. However, after a while, that changed, or I became used to it, and I was enthralled. I loved learning new things about Africa, even if it at times threw me out of the story wondering abou ...more
Cherry
“Every myth, true or false, has its source”

I received a free advance review copy for free from BookSirens in exchange for an honest review.

Ta Le tells two stories that eventually start to link. First it follows Kobenan, a young analysis who works for the Cote d’Esperance government. He’s the best at what he does despite his young age, so when the president sends him on a dangerous mission with the leader of S-cell, Kobenan doesn’t understand why he’s been tasked with such a large job. The se
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Sucharita Biswas
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Action Packed, Mysterious and Magical...................

Tale Series, Book1: Knowledge by Yessoh G.D. is a book full of African sorcery, magic and adventure. Although, the book needs a sequel but the still the story takes you on an bewildering ride of magic. This is my first time reading a book set in Africa, but it was an amazing experience to learn about African magic and sorcery. The cover of the book truly represents the title of the book.

I would like to give 5 stars to the book. A must read
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Hannah
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Wow, ok, this book. One of the best books I read recently! The writing style makes it so easy to get submerged into the story, the fast pace of the storyline got me so swept up I ended up reading this book in one sitting. And now I cannot wait for the sequel!
The only thing that bothers me slightly is that a large portion of it is made up of fight scenes, especially towards the end it felt like reading a Marvel script. But still, 5 stars for a thoroughly enjoyable read!

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Yessoh G.D. is an Ivorian author based in Vancouver, Canada. His debut novel, TA LĘ Book 1: Knowledge, comes out April 30th, 2021. He grew up in a small city of warmth and joy in Côte D’Ivoire. When he was not going to school, he was lost in his thoughts on various subjects. He still is, but now on specific subjects, from his own personal experiences to the knowledge he acquired since birth on his ...more

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